Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fillmore County Relay for Life Saturday July 28th

Relay Activities ~ July 28-29, 2012 (at Fillmore Central Track)

5-6:30 pm ~ BBQ
5-9 pm ~ Relay Station
5:30-8:30 pm ~ Kid’s Corner
Relay Photo Booth

6:30 pm ~ Jazzercise
6:45 pm ~ FC Cheerleaders
7:00 pm ~ Opening Ceremony –
7:30 pm ~ Singing
 7:30-9:30 pm ~ BINGO
8:30 pm ~ Methodist Church Youth Choir
9:30 pm ~ Memorial presentation
9:45 pm ~ Chad Whithers speaking
10:00 pm ~ Luminary Ceremony
10:30 pm ~ Faith Kerl & Tatum Barbur will sing
11pm-1am ~ Yard Games
12:00 am ~ New Year’s Party
12:00 am - ? ~ Karaoke
1-3 am ~ Movie
1:00 Donut Lap
3:00 am ~ Smoothies
5:00 am ~ Yoga
6:00 am ~ Breakfast
6:30 am ~ Church Service
6:45 am ~ clean-up

Friday, July 27, 2012

Exeter Fun Days Schedule



 - Softball Tournament (contact Jacob Miller 402-710-8853)

- Karaoke - at John E's in downtown Exeter starting at 9 p.m.


- Car Show 10 -4 downtown outside John E's Sponsored by Exeter Chamber of Commerce
      THIS EVENT IS FREE!!!!! Trophies and free entrance to the street dance will be awarded!!
- Games for the Kids from 10- 11:30 Downtown inside the beer garden area - Plinko, Bug Toss, Ring Toss, Duck Pond, Hat Walk and Lollipop Tree.  Tickets are 2 for $1.00 LOTS OF PRIZES!!
- Softball tournament continues
- 9 - 1 Boy Scout Troop 270 of Friend (with Exeter members) will be having a concession stand at the Exeter Ball Field.  They will have homemade bunza's, hotdogs, drinks and homemade desserts!
5 p.m. - 1 a.m. Exeter Volunteer Fire Department BBQ, Beer Garden and Street Dance!!
With two live acts - Rusty Nichol playing from 5 - 9 and Timmery and Joe from 9 -1 a.m.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cub Scouts Swim

Exeter Cub Scout Pack 218 had their annual  swimming event to welcome new scouts in the area.  The boys paused during a break for a photo.  They are pictured from the left: Tyler Due, Troy Kallhoff, Devin Harrison, Ben Bartu, Braden Capek, Clint Oldehoeft and Jackson Beethe. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Exeter Alum Makes Hats

It something she never imagined doing, but Agnes Loukota is crocheting like crazy.

This 1957 graduate of Exeter High School recently celebrated her 55th High school reunion, but don’t think this great-grandmother is slowing down.

In 2006 she launched on a new project.  She noticed that the Exeter G.F.W.C. Woman’s Club had put an ad in the Exeter Care Center newsletter looking for people to crochet hats for a project they were working on. “I went online, found the pattern and started making them,” explained Loukota.

Even after the Woman’s club completed their project Loukota continued to crochet the hats, which the American Cancer Society calls Head Huggers on their website where they offer the pattern.

“I always considered crocheting an old lady’s occupation, I guess I have reached that point now,” said Loukota while laughing.

With over 500 hats crocheted Loukota isn’t slowing down at all.  In fact, she has recruited more help in Exeter to crochet the hats. Exeter resident and Librarian Nina Bartu is also helping Loukota.  

Bartu mentioned to Loukota that she loved to crochet but didn’t have any purpose or projects in mind, “Agnes came over with an incredible amount of yarn stuffed in a bag along with the pattern.  I’ve used all that yarn and she has delivered another bag,” said Bartu.

Loukota finds yarn anywhere she can,  “About 70 percent of the yarn is donated.  I find it at auctions and sales.  A lot of times people donate the yarn that is leftover from a project they have done.  The only color I don’t use is yellow as the American Cancer Society discourages that color because it washes out the cancer patient’s complexion.”

Currently she delivers the hats to oncology offices where they are snatched up like hotcakes,  “When I dropped the hats off I asked the office if they still wanted them and they told me they can’t keep them there they go that quickly.”

They go so fast because these aren’t your grandmother’s crocheted hats.  The hats are created from soft yarns and the ladies always put some sort of decoration on the hat to give it a fashionable twist. Loukota and Bartu have accumulated a stack of hats again and this time they will be selling their uniquely decorated hats at the Relay for Life event in Geneva on Saturday July 28th.  “All the money from selling the hats at the event will be going to the American Cancer Society.”

Loukota is enjoying her hobby but it’s a far cry from her days at Exeter High.  “Back in those days there wasn’t much for the girls to participate in but glee club and pep club.”

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Exeter Fun Days This Weekend

It looks like temperatures a few degrees cooler will be helping Exeter celebrate their annual Fun Days starting Friday and Saturday.

Friday night plan to stay hot or keep cool. If you don’t mind the heat, head on down to the ball field for the slow pitch softball tournament that starts on Friday evening.  If you are looking for a cooler location and entertainment to boot, downtown is where it is at.  Head to John E’s in downtown Exeter for col drinks and karaoke from 9 to close.

Saturday morning starts with a Car and Bike Show in downtown Exeter in front of John E’s from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Show up early, get your car registered for this free Exeter Chamber of Commerce sponsored event.  There are trophies in several different categories and winners will also receive free entrance to the Street Dance.

Fun and games for the kids with lots of prizes start downtown inside the street dance area from 10 – 11:30 a.m.  Tickets  (2 for $1.00) will be available for the games which include plinko, bug toss, ring toss and duck pond downtown inside the street dance area.  This event is also sponsored by the Exeter Chamber of Commerce.  The Village of Exeter will be sponsoring free swimming at the Exeter Aquatic Center all afternoon.

If you are hungry for a snack head down to the ball field where from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, Boy Scout Troop 270 will be serving concessions during the softball tournament.  The evening entertainment and food starts at 5 p.m. at the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department BBQ and Street Dance featuring two live acts.  Local favorites Rusty Nichol will open the evening playing live from 5 – 9 with Timmery and Joe taking over the stage at 9 and playing until 1.